LOS ANGELES: “They refer to us as the foreigners,“ says a downbeat employee at the Ohio car glass factory where hundreds of Chinese laborers have come to work, far from their wives, children and homeland. But the worker in question is American, not Chinese, and is finding life very different under new management after billionaire “Chairman Cao” swept into town to reopen the shuttered, iconic former General Motors factory in 2014. This is “reverse globalization,“ say Oscar-nominated directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, who filmed the GM plant’s closure in 2008 and returned to chronicle its reopening by Fuyao corporation for the documentary “American Factory.” The film charts a Midwestern rust belt community’s journey from optimism at the giant plant’s reopening — bringing back vital jobs — toward creeping anger and disillusionment as the Chinese management imposes its strict, exhausting demands on … [Read more...] about Obamas’ first film charts life in US factory under China bosses
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LOS ANGELES : He is more used to swinging between New York skyscrapers - but the makers of Spider-Man: Far From Home say Europe's most popular tourist sites made the perfect playground for the famous webslinger. Currently showing here, Peter Parker's latest adventure plays out during a summer school trip, and leaves a trail of sticky destruction across historic landmarks in Venice, Prague and London. "What's great about the Tower Bridge is finally we had something for Spider-Man to swing off!" said director Jon Watts of the film's climactic fight scene. "It makes for such a great playground where he's trying just to get up onto that tower and he can't." Similarly, an early battle sees Venice's ornate bridges, canal walls and bell towers provide Spider-Man the ideal platform for spinning his webs - though not all survive unscathed. Iconic locations are useful in complex action scenes, Watts said, because they provide a simple geography that means "people understand where they are and … [Read more...] about Venice canals to Tower Bridge: Spider-Man takes on Europe
LOS ANGELES: Netflix on Wednesday (Jun 13) made its first formal appearance at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, showcasing plans for video games based on hit original shows such as Stranger Things.The streaming television powerhouse is looking to expand its original shows into other media, and the idea for a Stranger Things video game sprang up after its successful first season, Netflix director of interactive gaming Chris Lee said during a panel discussion at the premier industry gathering known as E3."It was like music to my ears," Lee said."We are actually hoping to bring people into our franchises through games."A free Stranger Things mobile game was released in late 2017 before the second season of the supernatural thriller series.A Stranger Things 3 video game tailored for play on PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox consoles as well as personal computers is set for release on Jul 4 as a download priced at $19.99.Netflix this year will also release an eponymous … [Read more...] about Netflix gets its game on at E3 with Stranger Things
LOS ANGELES -- Microsoft on Sunday gave the world a first glimpse of a powerful next-generation Xbox gaming console that it aims to release late next year. Xbox head Phil Spencer pulled back the curtain on "Project Scarlett," the creation of a successor to the Xbox One that will give game makers "the power they need to bring their creative visions to life." No pricing plans for the new console were revealed at a gala event ahead of the opening of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game industry gathering. The new Xbox was promised to be released in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season in 2020. "For us, the console is vital and central to our experience," Spencer said during a media event that showcased 60 new games for Xbox. Xbox battles in the console gaming arena with Sony, which is working on a new generation PlayStation. The commitment to consoles by longtime contenders in the market comes with the rise of video games hosted as subscription services streamed … [Read more...] about News Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console
By Chris Barton Los Angeles Times Mon., April 29, 2019 So who had “Game of Thrones will just wrap up its whole Night King/humanity-unifying climate change allegory in 82 minutes” in their office pool? After all the talking that until now made up the final season of HBO’s fantasy blockbuster, the Battle of Winterfell arrived with a vengeance Sunday night. But for all the bad omens, fond farewells and seeming inevitability of mass casualties (imagined by at least one viewer, anyway), the great war ended on the side of humanity with Arya killing the Night King (and everyone else in his army) with her Valyrian steel dagger. Needless to say, Arya doesn’t pay for a meal anywhere in Westeros the rest of her life — at least until she meets whatever’s ahead in sunny King’s Landing. But before getting too far into the lethal blow that came at the precise, telegenic moment when all seemed lost for the humans of the North, it’s worth … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell stuck its landing. What happens next?